Purchased new and if not for the poor quality and unreliability of major components I'd love this van.
The only reason I made the purchase was for my two Boxers.
At about 16K miles I took it to the shop because of vibration/wooble in the brakes.
$400+ for new pads and resurfacing all four discs.
Took to shop Friday the 25th for its 20k service.
Been having knocking sound (like bearings) when braking x 2 days.
Sound at left front gets worse the longer its driven.
Call from Service (Newark Chrysler Dodge Jeep):
The Transmission !!!
One of the gears is falling apart.
Still in the shop.
Pricing a Honda Odyssey & getting rid of this POS.
Style, power, handling, utility, fuel economy
Better quality brakes.
Please make it reliable.
I want to buy American, but I'm tired of seeing my hard earned income spent fixing problems that shouldn't exist.
The Transmission - Google 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan problems and you'll see this is an epidemic.
After years of swearing I would never buy a Dodge, countless positive reviews suggested it was time to take a look. I did, and liked it, and so I grabbed one. Excellent so far, with no complaints. No quality issues so far, and mileage has been as expected for this much power and acceleration.
The StowNGo is nice, but I won't use the deep wells for seats: they work great for storage out of the way.
Love the LED interior lights and Halo lighting, as Dodge calls it.
Stereo is solid, and sounds good.
Excellent pickup when I have to get around other cars, and handles well.
The stereo is a slight bit tinny with some mp3s, though I can't say that I have a few bad quality songs in there. One example did come off of a CD, though.
My wife was tired of our old Minivan and I agreed to look at new ones. Dodge/Chrysler has NEVER been on my list to look at; however, after using the 2011 DGC Crew as a rental for two weeks I decided to take another look.
What I found was a completely different minivan than the cut-rate caravans of the past. I ended up with a fully loaded DGC R/T for less than I could have ever spent for a Sienna SE (my orginal 1st choice).
This minivan drives like a dream, and while not as "quite" as the Odessey or Sienna, I will gladly trade minor noise (almost none at highway speeds) for Super Stow and Go and NOT driving something that looks like an alien Mothership.
I could NOT be happier with this car
Engine has plenty of Power
The Price cannot be beat
It has every option you could want